Springboks

Bad news just got worse for Lood, Boks

2018-05-16 16:45
Lood de Jager (Gallo)

Cape Town - Bad news just got worse for lock Lood de Jager and Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus.

According to the supersport.com website, De Jager was originally expected to be sidelined for a period of four months having torn a pectoral muscle in the Bulls' recent Super Rugby clash against the Sharks at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.

Following rehabilitation, De Jager was due to return to the field for the second half of the Boks' Rugby Championship campaign.

However, a second scan on Wednesday once the swelling had subsided revealedthe tear in his chest wall muscle to be worse than feared.

As a result, the 25-year-old will go under the knife on Thursday and will be out of action for six months, ruling him out of the Boks' end of year tour to Europe, the first match of which will take place on November 2 against England at Twickenham.

The news will no doubt give Erasmus more grey hairs as it follows the confirmation that first-choice hooker Malcolm Marx will also miss the upcoming three-Test series against England in June.

In addition, Erasmus will be without flank Jaco Kriel, while major injury clouds hang over No 8 Warren Whiteley and lock Eben Etzebeth, among others.



Read more on:    bulls  |  springboks  |  super rugby  |  lood de jager  |  rugby

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

The Springboks' best player at the 2019 Rugby World Cup was:

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.